Our food systems are harming the health of people and planet

Source The World Health Organization



Media www.rajawalisiber.com – WHO’s Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, in his video-message for the COP28 official event organized on 11 December 2023 by the Nordic Council of Ministers, Finland and WHO, states that food systems contribute to over 30% of greenhouse gas emissions, and account for almost one-third of the global burden of disease. Transforming food systems is therefore essential, he said, by shifting towards healthier, diversified and more plant-based diets.

COP28 has been a gamechanger for putting food systems on the map and linking climate and nutrition action. Nutrition is the foundation for healthy lives, and we need to ensure that everyone has access to healthy and sustainable diets.

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